Spiral Out Shawl by Rachy Newin

Spiral Out Shawl

Crochet
October 2018
Light Fingering ?
19 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in dc
3.25 mm (D)
928 yards (849 m)
66”/168cm across; 25”/64cm deep
US
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Sometimes things spiral out of control and there’s nothing to do but hook your way through, hoping it’ll all work itself out eventually. The Spiral Out Shawl features a super unique construction for an unusual and eye-catching shawl. It takes almost no focus to work up, so you can hook while you work your way through whatever’s going on. The shawl is completely adjustable and can be made to size, and it’s specifically designed to work well with busy hand dyed yarns.

Sample
Sample uses ShirstyCat Designs BFL Sock, 464yds/100g in Unicorn… (color A), 464yds/100g in Oceana (color B). Thanks to Shirsty Cat Designs for providing the yarn for the sample!

Yarn, Yardage, and Colors
The pattern is designed to use two full skeins of fingering, one in each of two contrasting colors. It uses an equal amount of each color, and works well with any color style, from variegated to solid to gradient, but the stripingin in the spiral will only be visible if the colors contrast well with each other.

If you’re using two gradients, I recommend working them back to back or picking two different colorways. If you’re working with self-striping, I recommend using two different colorways. If you’re using a variegated yarn, pair it with a tonal/semisolid, or choose another variegated that doesn’t have the same colors and provides a stark contrast.

The pattern uses fingering weight but can easily be worked in a worsted or even larger, and notes are included for adjusting the pattern size.

I recommend using a natural fiber that can be blocked.

Other Materials
1-2 stitch markers

Gauge
19 sts and 10 rows = 4”/10cm in dc. Gauge swatch is worked in the round and measurements are taken after blocking. Do not stretch the fabric when checking gauge. Gauge is not essential to this pattern as a shawl that is slightly larger or smaller will still fit nicely, and the shawl can also be easily adjusted in length and width. Differences in gauge will change the finished size and will also impact the yardage required.

Size
When gauge is met, 928yds/200g of fingering weight will net a shawl that has a wingspan of 66”/168cm and measures 25”/64cm down the back. Size can be customized by working extra/fewer repeats.

Skills Required
ch, dc
Increasing and decreasing
Working into the ch-space
Working in the round
Working flat

Construction and Shape
The pattern features an unusual construction that results in a shallow triangle.

Copyright
This pattern and any associated images, schematics, and charts are copyright Rachy Newin Designs and may not be distributed in part or in whole without express written permission. Handmade objects created from this pattern are not subject to copyright and you can do as you please with your finished object.

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